IoIC has joined forces with Engage for Success to help develop workforces through the commitment and energy of the people who work in them.
IoIC is partnering with voluntary organisation Engage for Success to help create fairer, thriving and more dynamic workplaces.
Engage for Success is a growing collective of donors, champions and thinkers who support businesses in developing employee engagement tools and practices that benefit staff and organisations.
IoIC will be working with Engage for Success to align activities through regional IoIC events. IoIC president Suzanne Peck is now a named endorser of Engage for Success, and IoIC chief executive Jennifer Sproul has joined Engage for Success’s taskforce. Comprising experts and leaders from around 50 organisations of all sizes – industry bodies; blue chip companies; private, public and third sector – the taskforce meets quarterly to discuss research and developments in employee engagement and internal communication. Jennifer will feature on Engage for Success’s radio show in June, talking about IoIC and its competency framework.
Chair of the IoIC board Kate Jones will represent IoIC in Engage for Success’s new Thought and Action Group (TAG) on communication. TAGs are specialist research networks dedicated to specific sectors and practices within engagement. Other TAGs focus on engagement for line managers, organisational integrity, healthcare and SMEs.
At the latest Taskforce meeting in March, topics included research by Dr Amy Armstrong from Ashridge around team perspectives on employee engagement; a toolkit with employee engagement advice for the not-for-profit sector; and Engage for Success’s response to the government on its recent Building our Industrial Strategy green paper and the need to highlight the importance of people in this document.
Cathy Brown (left), executive director of Engage for Success, said: “Engagement and internal communication are complementary disciplines. The skill set for internal comms is pertinent to the engagement agenda. There’s a lot that can be shared between the two teams in terms of knowledge and networks, so this new relationship with IoIC will be beneficial to both of us.
“It is fantastic that IoIC is represented on our taskforce and to get valuable information on trends in internal comms. In our meetings, we always have an expert speaker and we give an update on the progress of Engage for Success’s strategy, but the most important part is getting members’ input to steer the future direction of the movement.”
Jennifer said: “I am thrilled that IoIC is partnering Engage for Success and, personally, that I have joined the taskforce. Their agenda and movement was clear to see at my first meeting. Engage for Success’s approach highlights the importance of people and engagement in business – and that is strongly aligned with IoIC and the work of our members.”